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Ashley Madekwe: 'I Think The Changes BAFTA Made Have Been Really Impactful'

For Ashley Madekwe, this weekend is going to be exciting. The 37-year-old will be attending the BAFTAs - albeit virtually - as she has been nominated for best supporting actress, for her role as mum Toni in UK indie drama County Lines, following one young man’s experience of being groomed into a nationwide drug-selling enterprise. 'I recognised the world of the film immediately when I read the script,' Ashley says. 'I grew up on a council estate in South London, so that environment wasn't unfamiliar to me.'
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BAFTA nominee Ashley Madekwe talks violence, stereotypes and representation

You might already recognise Ashley Madekwe. The 37-year-old British actress has had standout roles in Secret Diary of a Call Girl and the soapy, American drama series Revenge. She’s the girl quietly stealing scenes in films like Drop Dead Gorgeous and Cassandra’s Dream. ‘Ah her,’ you’ll say when you see her. But, once you’ve seen County Lines, you won’t forget her name in a hurry.
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'County Lines' star Ashley Madekwe on "changing the narrative" of her career

After making her name in glossy US television, Ashley Madekwe extends her range with gritty UK indie drama ’County Lines’. The Bafta nominee tells Screen about returning to her London roots. “I definitely wanted to do something British,” says Ashley Madekwe of her Bafta-nominated supporting turn in Henry Blake’s hard-hitting,...